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Three month old baby among five drowning victims after speedboat attempt to cross into Greece

Published 10/03/2016 | 08:19

Rescuers try to revive a person after a boat carrying refugees sank off on its way to Lesbos Island at Ayvacik district, Canakkale on March 10, 2016
Rescuers try to revive a person after a boat carrying refugees sank off on its way to Lesbos Island at Ayvacik district, Canakkale on March 10, 2016

Five migrants including a three-month-old baby have drowned when a speedboat taking them to Greece sank, according to Turkey's state-run news agency.

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The Anadolu agency said the boat went down early on Thursday off Turkey's western coast, on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Anadolu said nine people were rescued from the boat which was carrying Afghan and Iranian migrants.

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